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Pla Ra Substitute

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Food nostalgia is a common sickness when you live away from home. Although we cook 80% Thai food at home here in India, but the flavor of it is difficult to come close to the simple food cooked with rustic fresh ingredients only available in Thailand. I’ve learned to adapt and adjust to make my

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Pandan Leaf Infused Syrup

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I can’t believe I’m teaching people how to make syrup. But guys, it’s necessary. Let’s face it; we need to talk about this. Syrup is important ingredients in Thai drink mixes and desserts. Although there are many versions and the levels of intensity of syrup, one thing I can say is the syrup here is

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Homemade Tempura Flour (For Tempura Batter without Eggs)

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Hot and crispy deep fried food is always a hit here. We can enjoy the greasy food without guilt when it is fresh and well-prepared. Deep fried food is quick, and a lot of time, it reminds me of being a kid when eating is such a spontaneous affair. I made deep fried food often that

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Nam Prik Goong Haeng (Dried Shrimp Chili Paste)

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The other day, when it was quiet and the time went slow, I had luxury amount of time to relax and just be. I recently came out of GM Diet, a 7 Days Dieting Program, and I have lost 4 kg (8.8 pounds). I felt light and fresh. Although during the diet, it was hard

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How to make Pla Ra (Padaek)

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Although Pla Ra or Padaek is the most essential part of my food, I have never attempted to make it at home until now. Pla Ra is fermented fish used in Thai Northeastern Cuisine. It is used as seasoning sauce. Pla Ra has a very strong scent that is not easy to get used to

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Garlic Vinegar

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Have you ever been to the noodle stalls in Asia? Most shops serve steamy noodles with lots of condiments on the side. In Thailand, they place a few jars of chili flakes, sugar, ground peanuts, vinegar and a bottle of fish sauce on the tables, much like you have bottles of ketchup and mustard in

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Spicy Peanut Butter Sambal

“Maybe we need to warn the neighbor before making some Sambal next time,” I told myself when I heard the neighbors from both side of my apartment sneezing tortuously and repeatedly until the pungent aroma diluted in the air. The air heated up, and it felt burning. White smoke from my wok was poisonously pungent,

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The Pickle Hut

I am a fan of anything salty and pickling. Thinking about pickle makes my mouth water. I love big slices of pickle in my sandwich or even salad. I also adore spicy Indian pickle which goes very well with any rice dish. When I was a kid, my mother always preserved raw mango in the

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Jaew- Thai Dipping Sauce (Version I)

Jaew is Thai style dipping sauce. It can be thin or thick and even dense like texture of chutney. Jaew and other kind of dipping sauce are often accompanied the meal and various dishes. The dishes couldn’t be complete without these delicious dips sitting on the side. The main ingredient of Jaew is definitely chili. The

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Pandan Flavour by Best Odour

Pandan leaf extract is one of the most popular flavours you can find in Asian dessert. It sweet melody blesses the dishes with beautiful aroma. Pandan leaf gives both color and flavour. The fresh extract of pandan leaves delivered the freshest green and loveliest fragrance. It is Vanilla of Asia. When I am at home in

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